As of today, fuel cell cars can fill up their tanks in the German town of Unterschleissheim as The Linde Group continues to build out the hydrogen (H2) refuelling network in the European country.

The industrial gas giant has converted the ‘Linde Hydrogen Centre’ test and development hub at its production site in the German town, near Munich, into a public H2 fuelling station. The revamp activities received an undisclosed amount of funding from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

Further stations are expected to be added to the local area over the coming months.

Hydrogen hub

The ‘Linde Hydrogen Centre’ has been serving as a H2 supply point, technology test centre and presentation platform for more than a decade.

Initially, the site served as a fuelling station for a test fleet of H2-fuelled cars and buses, most notably fuelling the shuttle bus used during the 2006 football World Cup.

Today, the station is used to service the car sharing fleet BeeZero, which was launched by new affiliate Linde Hydrogen Concepts in summer 2016. The scheme is the world’s first to exclusively offer H2-fuelled vehicles.

Markus Bachmeier, Head of Hydrogen Applications, underlined, “Linde is leading the way in the field of H2 fuelling and is committed to the widespread commercialisation of this technology.”